Jets vs. Blue Jackets - 1/21/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Columbus Blue Jackets (20-21-3) at Winnipeg Jets (25-14-8)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 9:00 pm (MTS Centre)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -163 / Columbus Blue Jackets +147 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOH, SNO
The Columbus Blue Jackets and Winnipeg Jets play Wednesday night at the MTS Centre.
The Columbus Blue Jackets have split their last 10 games and end a three-game road trip. The Blue Jackets are averaging 2.5 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Columbus Blue Jackets have scored four power play goals in their last five games and have won four straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Nick Foligno leads Columbus with 18 goals, Ryan Johansen has 26 assists and Scott Hartnell has 107 shots on goal. Defensively, the Blue Jackets are allowing 3.1 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Sergei Bobrovsky has allowed 88 goals on 1,032 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has given up 35 goals on 372 shots.
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The Winnipeg Jets have won four straight games and are climbing up the Central standings. The Jets are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Winnipeg Jets have scored three power play goals in their last four games and have won seven of their last eight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Bryan Little leads Winnipeg with 18 goals, Andrew Ladd has 22 assists and Blake Wheeler has 136 shots on goal. Defensively, the Jets are allowing 2.4 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Michael Hutchinson has allowed 37 goals on 541 shots faced and Ondrej Pavelec has given up 72 goals on 825 shots.
The Blue Jackets are 8-2 in their last 10 road games and 9-4 in their last 13 games following a win. The Jets are 16-5 in their last 21 vs. a team with a losing record and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The Blue Jackets are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Winnipeg and 7-2 in the last 9 meetings overall.
Both teams are playing solid hockey as of late but the Blue Jackets have had the Jets number for quite some time, especially games played in Winnipeg. I love the value of the plus money in this spot.